Activities Frequently Asked Questions
How long are the game drives?
The game drives last on average 3-4 hours.
Do you drive into the Moremi Game Reserve?
We are located in a private concession within the Okavango Delta (NG34). Therefore game drives into the Moremi Reserve are not required.
Do you offer walking safaris?
Currently walking safaris are not offered, however are planned for the future.
How many people can each tent sleep?
Each chalet can sleep 2 adults in a twin or double/Kind. An extra mattress can be brought into the tent for a child.
Are their fans or air-conditioning?
There are fans in the tents. There is no air-conditioning.
What bathroom facilities are there?
Each chalet has its own en-suite bathroom with a standing shower and toilet. The chalets do not have a bathtub.
Is there WiFi available?
WiFi is only available at the WiFi station close to reception. There is no WiFi available in the guest tents or lounge, swimming pool or dining areas.
When to visit?
Low Season – November, December January to March
High temperatures are common during the summer months but when the first rains arrive in November (hopefully) the bushveld sighs with relief – the flush of new growth is welcome as the new generation of plains game are born. The migrant species of birds return, and the Delta comes alive with new life. The summer rains are predominantly localised afternoon thundershowers. Predators are still abundant, but the area is quieter in regard to traffic, affording more exclusive game viewing.
Mid-Season – April, May, June
The temperatures are pleasant, with warm days late 20’s (°C) and comfortable nights. The vegetation is drying out with the last of the rains. In June the temperatures start dropping particularly in the early morning and evenings. However, the Delta floods
towards the end of this season, bringing fresh water and reducing the areas to game drive on, concentrating the animal populations further and extending the mokoro trail opportunities.
High Season – July, August, September & October
July & August are the coolest months and often very cold at night and early mornings, with warm pleasant days. The waterholes dry up and the game congregates along the rivers and pans. In September the temperatures soar to mid to late 30’s. The Okavango floods at the beginning of the winter season, so there is plenty of slow flowing water around for the animals, the game movements are also restricted due to the island sizes decreasing with the rising water levels. With the high concentration of game as well as the Delta offering its beautiful flood season – this is truly the peak season of all safaris.
What to expect?
The Okavango Delta is a haven for Botswana’s wildlife, and is indeed one of the most celebrated safari regions of southern Africa because of its unique wetland ecosystems. Wildlife sightings include all of the well known favourites, plus some of the uniquely adapted species, such as red lechwe. Birdlife is particularly well documented in the area, with water birds like herons, storks, kingfishers, jacanas, crakes, and pygmy geese featuring heavily. Exploring is done by game drive, motorised boat, mokoro, or on foot. Each offers a different way to enjoy the natural landscape and its inhabitants. Afternoon game drives morph into night drives, bringing the nocturnal creatures to the spotlight, and mornings can be spent walking in the footsteps of your local guide or cruising through the channels on a traditional dugout canoe.
Safety on safari?
It is very important that you drink plenty of water especially during the warmer months. It is generally recommended that guests drink at least 2 to 3 litres of water per day. Many malaria prophylactics contribute to dehydration as do alcoholic drinks, so please make an effort to keep drinking water.
Malaria (Low Risk) – prophylactics recommended
Malaria is at its highest prevalence during the warmer and wetter months of November to April. The species of mosquito which carries malaria is only active at the times when you are usually sleeping or sitting around the campfire. The best prevention is to avoid being bitten – therefore a mosquito repellent is recommended. We also suggest that you wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants in the evening. In terms of medication to prevent Malaria – please consult your Doctor or local Travel Clinic for the most up to date information.